The Fellowship of the Ring: Part One of the Lord of the Rings,  Hardcover Featuring the Artwork of Alan Lee  -     By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    Illustrated By: Alan Lee
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. The Fellowship of the Ring: Part One of the Lord of the Rings, Hardcover Featuring the Artwork of Alan Lee

Illustrated By: Alan Lee
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Hardcover

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The Fellowship Of The Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord Of The Rings. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power--the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plan for dominion is the One Ring--the ring that rules them all--which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.'

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061826051X
ISBN-13: 9780618260515
Availability: In Stock
Series: Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness." The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

Author Bio

Alan Lee was born in England in 1947. Inspired by Tolkien's work to pursue his chosen path as an artist of the mythic and fantastic, he has illustrated a wide range of books including Faeries, The Mabinogion, Castles, Merlin Dreams, the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. He is a winner of the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Illiad.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." -- C.S. Lewis

"Destined to outlast our time." The New York Herald-Tribune

"Exciting... Mr. Tolkien's invention is unflagging" -- W.H. Auden

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